A frightful list of happenings for Halloween

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By Ashley Andresen, Staff Writer

For all the ghosts and goullies looking for fun on Halloween, we present our comprehensive list of events:

Today, Oct. 29

Costume contest at Suncoast

There will be a costume contest at Suncoast Credit Union on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. Eligible age groups are: birth to 3 years old, 4-8 years old, and 9-12 years old.


Through Oct. 31

Otter Springs Nightly Screams

At Otter Springs Campground the ForVets, Inc. hosts the Nightly Screams Haunted park on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person at the gate.


Friday, Oct. 30

Tri-County Nursing Home Fall Festival

Tri-County Nursing Home with be having their fall festival on Oct. 30 beginning at 10:30 a.m. The first 120 children will receive a free trick or treat tote. There will be a coloring contest with prize for age groups up to 10 years old. There will also be music by Martengale Bluegrass, face painting by Cookie the Clown, bounce house, dunk booth, games, prizes, candy, nachos and cheese and corn dogs.

Inglis Trail of Trunk Treats

The town of Inglis will be holding a safe alternative to trick or treating, Friday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Trail begins on Inglis Avenue and continues along Highway 40 West to the Inglis Community Center. Applications available at Inglis Town Hall. Spaces selected and assigned on Oct. 21. For more information call Freda at 352-447-0236.

Saturday, Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween


Trick or Treating for the city of Chiefland will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Chiefland Police Department

The Chiefland Police Department will be giving out candy beginning at 6 p.m. with assistance from the Suwannee Valley Rotary.


The Chiefland Area Athletic Association hosts its annual Halloween Carnival from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Strickland Park. The City of Chiefland, the police department and C.A.A.A. work together on this to give the public a safe and secure means of celebrating Halloween. Children 12 and under in costume get in for free. Others will have to pay $3 to get into the event, which includes all the candy one can eat, mountain climbing, live fish ponds, greased pig chasing and a costume contest for all ages.

Family Pet Vet

Bring your costumed (or not) pet to Family Pet Vet on U.S. Highway 27A by Haven Hospice for the Annual Howl-O-Ween Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Go trick-or-treating with your furry kids. Costume contest, games and prizes!

First Methodist Church Trunk or Treat

The first United Methodist Church of Chiefland will be hosting its annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.


Bronson will hold its Trunk or Treat Halloween night, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park. Children 12 and under will have lots of candy-gathering opportunities, and everyone will enjoy the haunted house hosted by the Bronson Fire Department. Food and drinks will be sold.


Residents will trick or treat in local neighborhoods on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Fall-O'ween at Cedar Lakes

On Saturday Oct. 31, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. a Fall-O’ween will be held at Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens. There will be a Spooky Walk, vendors, face paint, crafts, educational activities, and more! For more information, visit www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com.


Pine Grove Baptist Church

The first annual Trunk or Treat at Pine Grove Baptist Church at 16655 NW CR 339 in Trenton from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m on Oct. 31. This event will take place in the parking lot with decorated vehicles and candy being handed out to trick-or-treaters. Free hot dog, chips and drink with registration.

Weekends through Sunday, Nov. 1

The Addams Family closes Sunday

Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family, “The Addams Family, the Musical,” will be departing the Chief Theater in Chiefland on Sunday, Nov. 1 after a three-week run.

It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.

Come snap your fingers and become a part of the Addams family. Tickets are $12 per adult and $10 for senior, student, military. Make your reservation now because crypts are filling up fast and you don't want to be left out in the graveyard alone.

For information, call 352-493-ARTS or Becky Gill at 352-443-9096.